Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pflugerville Friend

Once upon a time, about 11 years ago, Mary lived in Pflugerville, Texas....
On the outskirts of Austin! I went to visit her there, with our brother David!
Mary began her swim coaching career at the high school there. With her tri-athlete background, Mary was a natural coach. She gave unconditional encouragement and shared her passion for achievement through her energy. The kids loved her, including her neighbor Kym Tennies who recently found me on my Mary blog as she was in search of her long lost friend and neighbor. She had some wonderful memories to share with me and now I'll share them here:

"I was trying to track Mary down through Google and that's how I found out about her death. I'm so very sorry for your loss.....I have a picture of her with my daughter when she came back to visit, I love that picture.. I miss her smile."

"...We lived next door to Mary in Pflugerville at Eagle Point. She was a coach at McNeil then....She made a huge impact in my life, HUGE. I’ve had friends that I grew up with that weren’t even close to the kind of friend Mary was to me....."

"I just want you to know that every time I think of her I picture her running and jumping across my yard yelling my name when I came home.. she was always so full of energy and love......"

"....I miss her as I'm sure you understand all too well. I wish I had tried to find her before all of this happened so I could have seen or at least talked to her again...."

It was such a treat to connect with Kym! Hearing her memories and sharing them with me was a breath of fresh air ~ Mary air! Thank you Kym for contributing your love. Any friend of Mary's is a friend of mine.

Together we are!

1 comment:

Laurie Kolp said...

I can just picture Mary running across the lawn to greet her friend! She was so like that...she ALWAYS cheered people up, simply through her energetic spirit.